Everyone knows that if you don’t have something nice (positive, uplifting, constructive) to say, you should say nothing at all. In some cases the good that unfolds from being completely honest far outweighs the safety one can feel in keeping family secrets, but this should be heavily weighed and does not come without a price. That being said, I have envisioned this exact post countless times in the last two years. How does one approach the subject of divorce? How does one preserve dignity and privacy while striving to be authentic? I found it hard to pen anything reasonable and fair while I was in the throes of heartbreak, while I was still in the relentless clutches of anger and bitterness. How could I make myself vulnerable in a post without divulging more than appropriate? So for the sake of benevolence (towards he and I both), I remained silent.
The Happy Herbivore has been featuring fans for the last three years as a weekly “Herbie of the Week”. Lindsay and I started communication this past year after I participated in her 28 Day Whole Food Challenge. After some communication she invited me to write … Continue reading Multifarious Mama as “Herbie of the Week”
March 2013 was a big month for my little family. The S.O. (Significant Other- for those of you who are new here) and I both work relatively high risk jobs and we both encountered situations that made us stop and appreciate our health and safety. … Continue reading The Pursuit of Us: Prioritizing Parenting in the Midst of Chaos Part 1
For the first time since I started posting Favorites, I have fallen behind. Life has been going at a break-neck pace and unfortunately, my beloved blogging has found itself seated dead last on the list. And I thought I was busy before I became a … Continue reading Tips, Tricks, & Top Picks: July
I was brushing the Princess’s hair this evening and talking with her about her upcoming attendance at Preschool; “Why do we have to listen to the teacher, Mama?” “Because the teacher is in charge. The teacher is the team leader so it’s important to cooperate … Continue reading I’m in Charge.
Yesterday was a special monumental day in American history. The Supreme Court overturned the portion of DOMA that was preventing gay and lesbian couples from having access to the same federal protections that heterosexual couples have always been entitled to. Prop 8 also had a favorable out come … Continue reading The Love Party: Celebrating the Downfall of DOMA
Fun: I had the privilege of attending a conference this month in Southern California. CFED West (California’s Fire EMS and Disaster Conference) is the states only “all risk” conference, meaning they include not only fire and EMS but also law enforcement, military and homeland security. … Continue reading Tips, Tricks & Top Picks: May